First Rejection Letter of 2019

Lissywrites/ May 12, 2019/ Writing Posts/ 0 comments

Rejection, Huzzah

Not many people would be excited about receiving a rejection letter, and I’m thrilled that my work has been rejected. However, I am sure there are plenty of you out there who are also receiving your first rejection letter of 2019. While this isn’t fun, I do want to congratulate everyone who has received a rejection letter this year. Whether it be your first or your 50th, the fact that you submitted at all is a wonderful achievement.

Consequently, submitting means you are putting yourself out there to be rejected. If you have received a rejection this year, please don’t be disheartened. Every single writer that has ever existed has been rejected. The ones that find success are the ones that never stop trying in the face of rejection. Theodore Roosevelt said:

If he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt,
The Man in the Arena – April 23, 1910

This quote has always spoken to me. It is a wonderful reminder that rejection is inevitable. However, true failure is only achieved if you choose to stop trying. Above all, keep trying, keep writing, and wear those rejections as badges. They are minor rewards toward your great victory.


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About lissywrites

As an avid writer and poet, Alyssa Hubbard explores the earthly and spectral talismans that carry us from life to death and back again through her work. As the darkness within makes its way from pen to paper, she finds room for more joyous activities, such as sampling new ice cream flavors, singing in public, and geeking out over the latest anime. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, works in Digital Marketing, and has been writing (professionally) for 8 years. Her work has been featured in literary journals and magazines such as Adanna, The Coffin Bell, and many others.

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